Charice back on Oprah

Posted by Wayne | Saturday, November 29, 2008

The latest season of The Oprah Winfrey Show will air in Asia on Hallmark Channel, two months after its debut in the US.

Kicking off the new season is the The Most Talented Girl in the World featuring how Oprah makes Charice’s dreams come true (an encore telecast on Dec. 1, 1 p.m.).

Other upcoming episodes in December include Why Men Cheat where Oprah talks to relationship expert M. Gary Neuman on the real reasons behind men’s infidelity and how couples can strengthen their relationship (Dec. 7, 8 p.m.); and Tatum O’Neal Speaks Out About Her Drug Bust, covering the youngest Oscar winner’s life-long struggle with drugs and alcohol, and the recent wake-up call that finally worked (Dec. 21, 8 p.m.).

Catch a star-studded Christmas as Oprah presents a two-part Celebrity Showcase on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 6 to 11 p.m. featuring episodes on Hollywood A-listers such as Steve Carrell, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, the women of Sex & the City, Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, and others.

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HOROSCOPE for November 30, 2008

Posted by Wayne | Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sagittarius aspects have us all riled up like children on too much candy. Luckily for us, the Libra moon is a patient nanny, a regular Mary Poppins who turns all our precocious and hyper energy into fun and games. Libra lunar energy offers brilliant ways of achieving peace and harmony, and we need only to match our intention with hers.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are an independent thinker. You are able to see both sides of an argument and agree with neither. However, voicing your opinion is unwise right now. People read your vibes before you say a word.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You like someone and so you are willing to overlook something about them that others might call a flaw. The right feeling is there, and that’s what matters to you. Your benevolence is reciprocated.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If you can’t work every day next week on your plan, you will get cranky. Be proactive. Break your project into smaller bits. Figure out how you can devote a little bit of daily time to your dream.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You might do some schlepping around on behalf of others, but the one who really benefits is you. You’ll see happy sights and exchange positive energy with people as you’re out and about.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There is much out there to stimulate your already impressive intellect. Seize every opportunity to read. The thoughts and experiences of various authors will become the raw material for your completely original ideas.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (NOV. 30). You build your reputation this year through acts of courage and determination. Your commitment to family is strongly felt and reciprocated through the holidays. Fantastic news comes in January. New friends come to you in February. Singles connect with those with shared hobbies and points of view in March. Cancer and Libra adore you. Your lucky number are: 30, 42, 44, 47 and 19.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A certain relationship is lovely in its own way, and also serves a function in the larger scheme of your social life. People are working in concert to do something meaningful, and you may be the reason for this.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Be unreasonable. Set your sights on ambitious goals and stretch yourself in ridiculous ways. You don’t know what you can do until you try. And you don’t know who you are until you see what you can do.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You might feel like you’re a mouse going down a tunnel that you know does not have cheese at the end of it. It may not be here, but the cheese is definitely somewhere close by. New tunnels must be explored.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Creative people get you dreaming and scheming – a pleasure use of your energy. So arrange to spend time with the most imaginative of your peers.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You come across as such a friendly person now that perfect strangers will invent reasons to talk to you. There is something to be learned from each and every person who is in your life, if only for a few minutes.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Talking up your work isn’t always a natural skill, but you’re getting better at it. There will be potential customers, clients and bosses around you. Practice describing your own strengths and style. You could make a fantastic sale.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People around you may be making risky moves, but you’re not tempted to join in. You value security. Stand your ground and you’ll find that there are others who feel the same way.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Pluto has been flirting with the idea of leaving Sagittarius for many months now. He’s left before, most recently crossing into Capricorn from Jan. 25 and June 14 of this year, but we’ve known him to keep returning his devotion to the centaur. Until now. This is big news when one considers Pluto is leaving Sagittarius or the last time in our lifetime. Since the dwarf planet takes 248 of our each years to circle the sun, we’ve seen the last of this transit. The outer planets move slowly and reflect changes that affect generations and eras. Pluto in Sagittarius represented a time of new philosophies and religious turmoil. Sagittarius is the sign of travel as well and it got increasingly easy during this transit to connect personally with people all around the globe. Now the head into the Pluto in Capricorn era. The last one has between 1762 and 1768, a time of revolutionary changes in governments including the birth of the United States. On a personal level you can apply the energy of this transit by thinking of the long term and noticing what trajectory you are on. The slightest of changes in your direction will, over the course of this long journey, affect where you wind up.

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Myrus pays tribute to the beauty of Angelica Panganiban in the launching music video of his debut album titled Love Cycle.

The 18-year-old pop R&B singer expressed excitement in collaborating with Angelica for the video of Laging Ikaw which was shot at the Lakeshore Estate in Pampanga.

In the video, Myrus plays Angelica's admirer who is committed in getting the attention of the actress, no matter what it takes - be it crashing on a waiter in a coffee shop, pretending to be a wheelchair-bound senior, or working as a delivery boy. After a series of hilarious acts, fate managed to bring the two together.

After almost a year of preparations, Myrus will release Love Cycle under Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Philippines ) next week.

Love Cycle carries nine original tracks that talk about love and two bonus tracks including the minus one of Laging Ikaw and its music video. It features composers Ransib Bisnar, couple Celeste and Roberto Gados, Sherwin Castillo, Chris Cahilig and Jonathan Ong.

Laging Ikaw is regularly played on 91.5 Energy FM, 102.7 Star FM, 90.7 Love Radio and 101.1 Yes FM.

A Communication Arts junior from De La Salle University-DasmariƱas, Cavite, Myrus is managed by Chris Cahilig Consultancy (with tel. nos. 706-3373, 0921-4446914 or 0920-9797922.)

Myrus has a wide range of musical influences that include both local and foreign artists. He can sing standard, pop, classic and R&B.

Myrus endorses Fern-C non-acidic Vitamin C, FernSlim and Dental First.

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Cristine Turns Mint

Posted by Wayne | Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cristine Reyes became a kapamilya, she has impressed critics and fans alike via Maalaala Mo Kaya episode early this year. She is currently seen on Kahit Isang Saglit with Jericho Rosales and Carmen Soo.

Sometimes next year, she is slated to topbill a remake of the 1976 Alma Moreno movie Eva Fonda 16. The remake will be titled Eva Fonda and will see Cristine at her acting best opposite Baron Geisler and Jason Abalos.

Cristine also proved her versatility as an actress when she signed on to do the all-female gag show Banana Split. All of her projects have also made her one of Viva Artists Agency's most visible talents.

But as any actress knows, it's really important to look good on the job. So it was that Cristine signed an endorsement deal with Mint. "Actually, matagal na akong bumibili sa kanila, kaya I'm happy na endorser na nila ako ngayon," she gushes. "I really love all their clothes and accessories."

According to a Mint insider, they are equally happy to have her on board. "We chose her because we believe that she will be a big star." Not only she is part of several ABS-CBN shows, she will also do movies for Viva Films and Star Cinema soon.

"She's a charming 19 year old with an innocent look and a sweet smile. She is also determined to succeed in showbiz," continues the insider.

Cristine is perfect as Mint endorser as the company's main concern is dressing up the young men and women based on their daily needs. Since Cristine needs to look good at all times, who better to help her do that than Mint?

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How true is the buzz that Diether Ocampo is leaving ABS-CBN for GMA-7? Some people find it hard to believe that Diet is switching networks. He has been Kapamilya for the past 13 years, and he’s still one of the hottest stars of Star Magic. His last series with ABS-CBN was Iisa Pa Lamang.

Philippine Star Entertainment Editor Ricky Lo had written that Diet inked a four-year contract with GMA-7 after saying goodbye to his bosses at ABS-CBN. His first project as a Kapuso will be a series based on the Korean TV hit All About Eve.

ABS-CBN has denied that Diether has jumped ship, and that he hasn’t signed any contract. GMA-7 is keeping mum, and one of its executives said she’d rather wait for Diet to make the announcement himself.

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HOROSCOPE for November 29, 2008

Posted by Wayne | Friday, November 28, 2008

Yesterday the sun joined the party in Sagittarius and today Mercury gets on the dance floor, too. It’s a jolly time to expand friendship circles and include people, especially those who seem exotic and experienced in foreign ways. The action is stoked by curiosity. One question is all it takes to bring people together in thrilling combinations.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re being asked to learn something that doesn’t come very naturally to you. It’s worthwhile to spend an hour or two on the endeavor, but after that devote yourself to polishing your numerous strengths.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Willpower only takes you so far. If you’re unable to do the things you say you want to do, don’t get down. Get creative instead. Figure out how you can make it easier on yourself.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). While you believe in quality over quantity, today you want both. And your powers of persuasion are so strong you just might be able to talk someone into giving you exactly what you desire.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are zany twists and unique circumstances to contend with. Be ready willing to jump in and give it your best shot. You might not be thrilled with your performance, but you will be proud that you didn’t flinch.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You can be anything you want to be if you apply yourself. That said, you’ll gain ground much more quickly if you choose a goal that’s in line with your core talents. Self-knowledge is your success key.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (NOV. 29). You are becoming the person you always wanted to be. Before the end of the year you’ll have many insights that help you strategize and grow your personal power. Let down your guard in February and someone lovely comes into your life. In March you review what has been done and learned and then make a brilliant decision. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 25, 15, 44 and 18.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are inherently playful, especially with the activities that people around you are approaching with a droll attitude. Seeing your fun causes a quickening in others. You help them to lighten up.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Being under pressure brings out your genius. The less time you have, the better you use it. You make friends with stress and instead of experiencing it as painful, you find exhilarating.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You care about someone so much that you would gladly take on his or her burden. But you can’t. The best way to show your love is to handle your own responsibilities with a glad heart. Your mood is infectious.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). A friend is trying to compete with you and is a worthy opponent. Bring your A-game and also your powers of concealment. Your best moves are the ones that go undetected.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Sacrifices must be made in order for you to get what you want. However, you’re more than happy to lose the thing that stands between you and your desire, which is more than likely just an old habit.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It’s easy to be enthusiastic about a special event. But when you’re able to drum up excitement over mundane tasks, you hit the real gold. Fortune favors you as you hum along your merry way.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The road to friendship is detoured, or so it appears. However, the change of plans deepens your relationship. You get the opportunity to understand someone’s true nature and learn more about your own.

THE SAGITTARIUS IN A NUTSHELL: Sagittarius rules the sky now as Mercury joins the sun and Mars in the sign of the centaur. But what is a centaur? This strange race happened as a trick of the gods. The creature is descended from Ixion, a mere mortal who has designs on Hera, the wife of Zeus. Zeus sends a cloud in the shape of his wife to fool Ixion, which works all too well. Ixion and the cloud version of Hera have a tryst resulting in an offspring. The combination of cloud and man, it turns out, is not so fortunate. The poor child’s appearance is startling to all who see him and he grows up misunderstood and rejected by gods and humans alike. So he does what any freaky-cloudy-guy would do – he dates a horse. Thus begins the race of centaurs. The creatures are a melding of magic and hedonism, worldliness and otherworldliness. Sagittarius is the most heroic of the centaurs, having shown great heart and sacrifice to Zeus, who rewards him by immortalizing him as a constellation. The Sagittarian stellar arrangement is that of a fierce fighter whose bow and arrow are always drawn, ready to fire at a moment’s provocation.

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The difference seems to fade in One True Love, the co-production of GMA Films and Regal Entertainment that brings together for the first time on the big screen Kapuso teleserye stars Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera. The movie opened in several theaters last Wednesday, a day after its premiere. It reportedly grossed P10 million on its first day.

There has been a lot of speculation about whether Dingdong and Marian have a thing going on. Dingdong has just announced that he and Karylle had just broken up, and he himself has denied he isn’t ready for another relationship. But for weeks the buzz is that Marian was the reason for the split. And a source who is close to Dingdong and Marian claims that the two seem to be gravitating towards each other.

If that is true, One True Love could mirror real life. In the movie, Dingdong plays a doctor who marries a nurse played by Marian. Just hours after their wedding, Dingdong crashes his motorcycle (he had no helmet on) and suffers a severe concussion.

When he wakes up after being hospitalized for several days, he doesn’t recall having Marian as his girlfriend or marrying her. He only remembers his former sweetheart, Iza Calzado. He refuses to accept Marian as his wife and tries to resume his relationship with Iza. Marian, meanwhile, tries her best to win over Dingdong. A love triangle develops.

Dingdong is soon caught in a tug-of-war. So who has the stronger pull, Marian or Iza? Watch One True Love.

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Manny Pacquiao is much too fast for Oscar dela Hoya that boxing’s Golden Boy will get tired trying to catch him.

“Like what I said, Oscar’s going to tire after six rounds,” said Marvin “Much Too Much” Cordova, one of Pacquaio’s sparring partners.

The 5-foot-9 Cordova, 156 pounds and undefeated in 20 fights with 11 knockouts, sparred four rounds with Pacquiao at the Wild Card Gym Thursday.

Then as he cooled off after banging bodies with the Pinoy megastar, he talked about Pacquiao’s chances against Dela Hoya.

He said Pacquiao has what it takes to win.

“He’s ready. Oscar has got to be ready because Manny’s coming after him baby,” he said the resident of Rocky Ford, Colorado.

“His speed is going to give Oscar a lot of problems. He’s coming up (in weight) and Oscar is losing the weight,” Cordova said.

He believes that Pacquiao will bring the fight to Dela Hoya in the first six rounds, and when the latter tires, the former will go for it.

His punching power is impressive and his left hand, body shots are looking real strong.

“Once he gets Oscar with those punches it’ll be real good. Will it last the distance? Nah. Like what I said Oscar will tire after six rounds.

“Then Manny will put it on him in the eighth and ninth round and knock him off. Oscar’s got the jab but Manny will counter him with his right hook.”

Cordova thinks that Dela Hoya is a one-handed fighter who has to worry about Pacquiao’s left and right all throughout the match.

“Manny’s an animal on ring,” he concluded.

Rashad Holloway, the other sparring partner, is confident of a Pacquiao victory but said Dela Hoya being knocked out is not that easy.

“Can he hurt Oscar? Definitely, but to knock Oscar out is kind of hard. Oscar’s a veteran and been hit by big guys and is pretty tough,” he said.

“I think Manny can hurt Oscar and if he sticks to the game plan and stays on three minutes of every round then we may see a stoppage.

“But honestly I think he can beat the mess out of Oscar for 12 rounds as long as he sticks to the game plan,” he said.

Holloway, standing close to six feet, has been with Pacquiao since Day One of this camp, and was quite surprised with everything he’d seen.

“Have you looked at his legs?” he asked, referring to Pacquiao’s pair of calves that can carry a 300-pounder.

“He’s got some big, strong legs and that’s where he generates his power. He’s very explosive. I kind of underestimated him in the beginning,” he said.

By: Abac Cordero

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Oil Firms Roll Back Gas by P5, Diesel by P2

Posted by Wayne | Friday, November 28, 2008

The “Big 3” oil companies reduced their gasoline and diesel prices by P5 and P2 per liter, respectively, in their biggest cuts yet since world oil prices started falling.

Petron Corp., Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. and Chevron Philippines (formerly Caltex) cut their prices effective today after small oil players implemented a rollback of up to P6 per liter earlier this week.

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This is based on their pay, web rank, press rank, and TV rank:

1. Oprah Winfrey
2. Tiger Woods
3. Angelina Jolie
4. Beyonce Knowles
5. David Beckham
6. Johnny Depp
7. Jay-Z
8. The Police
9. J.K. Rowling
10. Brad Pitt

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HOROSCOPE for November 28, 2008

Posted by Wayne | Thursday, November 27, 2008

The sun explodes into adventurous Sagittarius. This is the sign of the centaur, half-human and half-horse, a strange breed considered by the ancient Greeks to wild, rule and drunken, all except for one. A centaur named Chiron performed heroic acts and showed great heart, so was rewarded and transformed into a constellation, by Zeus.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re tempted to rush into a situation, but it’s not advised. Chances are, someone is creating a false sense of urgency in order to pressure you. Truly great opportunities will still be there next week. Take your time.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Recognize your fans and benefactors. Focus your attention on those who love your work and will pay you well for it. One person will be particularly generous with you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You dream of spending time with someone who seems right now to be out of reach. This is more possible than you think. Keep imagining the ideal scenario. Each time you do, you bring it closer to you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Put yourself near the one who appreciates your brand of playfulness and the happiness compounds. You’ll be laughing your way through situations that usually happen in a dry and joyless manner.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Right now it suits you to be like a chameleon, absorbing the colors around you. Others let down their resistance. You can learn everything you want to know, or get inside an exclusive situation.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (NOV. 28). You are deliberate and intentional and others feel secure in you. You drive great satisfaction and enjoyment from a victory that occurs before January. Spring bring exciting new relationships. July is very competitive, but you have a secret up your sleeve that tips the balance and allows you to win. Aquarius and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 25, 44 and 18.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Business will be lucrative. The observations you make give you an edge. You see the hidden facets of a person’s personality and will make shrewd decisions based on this knowledge.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You don’t need to be touted about for your maturity and compassion. It feels good to you and that’s why you do it. Good fortune comes to you because you are patient, and because you accept reality.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 19). You’re more productive when you have incentives. Where there’s no promise of reward, make one up that you’ll give yourself. The afternoon features a conversation about work compensation. The less you say, the better.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You gussy yourself up when you know you’re going to see a certain someone. It’s nice the way some people make you want to be your very best. And the feeling is definitely mutual.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your timing is excellent. You sense the perfect moment to take a calculated risk and seize it and capitalize on a rare opportunity. A Sagittarius is your key resource.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your workday is sacred to you… sometimes. You realize this when a well-meaning co-worker tries to tie you into conversation that doesn’t concern you much. You feel terrific when you limit the chat time.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your communication is focused on the ones who require your input. All the rest, including telemarketers, spammers and gossip mongers will be put in their place, which is far, far away from you.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You’re being mysterious again and it’s totally working for you. TAURUS: You have your eye on someone who suspects that you’re interested, but has no idea about the strength of your feelings. GEMINI: Pose as a friend, even if you’re interested in more than friendship. CANCER: You’re through guarding your heart. You’re ready to let someone in. LEO: Avoid ostentation. You are more attractive when you blend in, observe and discover what is interesting about others. VIRGO: While you find much to admire in your surroundings, someone is finding much to admire about you. LIBRA: Many will marvel at your social graces that make you oh so attractive. SCORPIO: You adjust your style and manner of speaking in order to communicate well with a loved one. SAGITTARIUS: You are growing more comfortable with someone and as your sense of ease increases, so does this person’s love for you. CAPRICORN: Give special recognition to someone who is there for you when it really matters most. AQUARIUS: Do not appear to be working too hard at being impressive, though you may be sweating to do so. PISCES: You get the answer you were waiting for.

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MANILA, Philippines - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's dominant allies in the Philippine Congress on Wednesday dismissed the fourth impeachment complaint filed against her in as many years for alleged corruption and other crimes.

Opposition leaders vowed to try to impeach her again in 2009 _ a year before her term ends _ and some warned of other options, including a nonviolent "people power" revolt," to remove her from office.

"Our day will come," Rep. Ronaldo Zamora said after resting the opposition's case, which accused Arroyo of corruption, abuse of power and violations of the constitution and human rights.

As in three other failed impeachment bids, Arroyo's allies in the House of Representatives' Justice Committee used their superior numbers to dismiss the 103-page complaint on a technicality by a vote of 42-8.

Pro-Arroyo Rep. Edcel Lagman said the opposition had only resurrected old allegations.

"The hearse of exhumed carcasses must be led back to the graveyard," Lagman told the committee.

Opposition Rep. Teodoro Casino warned that blocking democratic avenues to remove Arroyo may impel Filipinos to resort to another "people power" uprising, as they did to oust Ferdinand Marcos in 1986 and Joseph Estrada in 2001.

"They're courting danger by not allowing this democratic search for truth," Casino said.

Arroyo succeeded Estrada in 2001, then won her own six-year term in 2004 in a vote that the opposition claimed she and her aides rigged.

A highlight of days of heated nationally televised impeachment debate was the appearance of Arroyo's former political backer, ex-House Speaker Jose de Venecia, who accused her Monday of bribing him and other lawmakers to ensure the defeat of an impeachment complaint last year.

Arroyo is the longest-serving head of state since Marcos, but surveys have consistently ranked her the most unpopular.

Associated Press Writer

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Cost of Freedom

Posted by Wayne | Thursday, November 27, 2008

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands of those who feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you. May posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
Samuel Adams

This quote has special meaning to Martial Artists because their practice of the Martial Arts pays tribute to those who developed the arts in order to defend themselves from unjust servitude. Yes I know that is a broad interpretation but it is the spirit of the Martial Arts that I am speaking to - the spirit to be free despite the outward bent of society.

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Dating Challenge: Overcoming Jealousy

Posted by Wayne | Thursday, November 27, 2008

It's the feeling that wells up inside when a date speaks highly of an attractive coworker or when your soul mate seems a little too happy to see an ex at a party -- it's dating jealousy and it can take hold of you so fast and so hard that it leaves you and your relationship destroyed. Don't let jealousy take over your life: Follow these dating steps toward overcoming the green-eyed monster in you.

1. Leave the Players and the Flirts Behind
“One of the best ways to overcome jealousy is to not get involved with flirts and players.”
One of the best ways to overcome jealousy is to not get involved with flirts and players. There are singles out there who will thrive on making you jealous because they like the dating drama and attention. If you're jealous, they know that you are constantly obsessing over them and dwelling on them. By provoking your jealousy, they've just made themselves the center of your universe. Instead, be smart -- kick them out of your universe and find a better date.

2. Determine if You're Jealous in This Relationship or Every Relationship
In order to overcome jealousy, you've got to figure out whether you're being real or being paranoid. Normal jealousy can actually serve a purpose. It's there to alert you to a partner's possible infidelity -- a threat to the relationship. Is your relationship actually being threatened or is the jealousy in your head only? A good way to figure out if there's a basis to your jealousy is to reflect on your past relationships. Are you always jealous even if you haven't had a reason to be? Do you have trust issues in every relationship or just this one? Also, talk to some friends or family who can be objective about the situation and help you sort out your jealous feelings -- a counselor can also be helpful with this.

3. Get Confident in Dating
The source of a lot of the jealousy has nothing to do with what your date does; it lies within you. If you're upset because your date drools a little when he or she sees a fashion model or celebrity in a magazine, don't start comparing yourself to that image. Work on your dating confidence and focus on all you have to offer. Then, your envy of others will dramatically decrease.

4. Talk It Through
Learn to communicate your jealous feelings in a healthy way. For instance, let your mate know that you're jealous about the amount of time the attractive coworker gets to spend with him or her. Make sure as you're talking, you're not accusing. Accusing makes any person defensive, and you won't get anywhere

5. Draw the Line
Particularly, if you are in a monogamous relationship with someone, you need to establish what behaviors are acceptable to you and what behaviors will bring out the green-eyed monster in you. Are you okay with your partner constantly texting a single man -- or single woman? Will that send you over the edge? How do you feel about your partner dancing with someone else at a club when you aren't around?
“Establishing reasonable boundaries and respecting them gets both of you on the same playing field.”
Establishing reasonable boundaries and respecting them gets both of you on the same playing field. The keyword here is reasonable. Setting a boundary like "Don't talk to any single men -- or single women -- you work with" is an impossible and smothering line to draw.

6. Strengthen Your Relationship in Other Ways
If you're overly jealous when there isn't a whole lot of reason to be, it means that your relationship isn't as strong as it should be. You need to evaluate what's lacking. Are you not spending enough quality time together? Has the passion died down over the years? Once you identify what's really concerning you, then you can address it with your partner and work on strengthening the relationship rather than wasting time and energy on empty jealous feelings.

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HOROSCOPE for November 27, 2008

Posted by Wayne | Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Virgo moon nudges us to get it together in terms of health. It’s not just about fitness or nutrition, though; it’s about harmonizing our body, mind and spirit. Improvements in any one area will favorably affect the others. Instead of resolving to make a big change, take action in some small way. Efforts of any size are rewarded.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). People repeat to you the silent things you have said to yourself. Hearing the words out loud helps you become aware of the powerful messages you generate in your head. You are growing in awareness daily.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you ignore your more inappropriate feelings, will they disappear? It’s worth a try. After all, it’s easy for you to attain another state of mind by focusing on what makes you feel friendly, cheerful and loving.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re generous and have fun sharing so long as you’re in control. A person who hones in on your territory and attempts to guilt you into making your resources available must be managed, not indulged.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are more productive when your environment is ordered and your schedule is cut down to a manageable size. Taking the time to get organized is crucial to the development of a project.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You set the tone for handling situations that are unfamiliar or challenging in other ways. Others look to you for cues about how to act. With this in mind you remain patient, calm and compassionate.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (NOV. 27). You express your thoughts and ambitions in such a captivating way that you may be asked to share in a public forum. Your professional life benefits in January as you are able to establish more firmly your status as an expert. Love deepens through common interests in June. Many find you fascinating, Cancer and Aries especially. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 2, 10, 44 and 14.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your work is important, your service valuable. Remind yourself of this before you negotiate your price. Tonight, you take care of a loved one and the gentle kindness will later be returned.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A request that you deem reasonable is nonetheless extremely difficult for someone to deliver on. It’s probably a case of mismatched supply and demand. Stay upbeat while you politely pass, in favor of shopping around.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 19). You have a growing interest in the opinions of others and will flatter someone with your astute questions. You don’t even feel the need to give your own opinion, as you are content to listen and learn – a rare and lovely quality.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The action heats up between some of the friends in your circle. This gives you an opportunity to take the high road. As a fire sign, you recognize which words will be incendiary and you steer clear.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The wisdom inside you is directing you to do something that you perceive as difficult. This is actually the easier route, but it requires you to act differently than you usually would, so it seem like a stretch.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re an original. You’re looking at the same scenery as everyone else, but you’re thinking something different about it than anyone before has ever thought.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The more light you pour on the situation, the less stress you feel. So information is your best stress reliever. Get the best expert advice you can find and wherever possible, go to the source.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “What can you tell me about someone I met online whose birthday is 4/29/1979? I haven’t seen him in person yet and want to know what to expect.”

He’s ruled by a Taurus sun and is sensual, luxury loving and a bit choosy. Taurus people are steadfast in their convictions and have the wherewithal to stick with relationships and goals through good times and adversity. On the down side, sometimes they don’t know when to quit. They can hold on to opinions and behaviors that don’t serve them well and are stubborn. This guy is also sharp. He has a Gemini moon, indicating mental quickness. Mercury, Venus and Mars are all in Aries. He’s energetic, driven and can be highly competitive. Now that you have an overview of this dynamic character, do remember the basics of online dating. Provide your own transportation and meet in a public place. Make sure that a friend knows where you are and whom you are meeting. Do not share too much personal information about yourself on a first meeting. And most importantly, absolutely never have a person you don’t know pick you up at your house.

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India City - Some 100 killed as gunmen rampage

Posted by Wayne | Wednesday, November 26, 2008

MUMBAI, India – Teams of gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, hospitals and a crowded train station in coordinated attacks across India's financial capital, killing at least 101 people, taking Westerners hostage and leaving parts of the city under siege Thursday, police said. A group of suspected Muslim militants claimed responsibility.

Police and gunmen were exchanging occasional gunfire at two luxury hotels and an unknown number of people were held hostage, said A.N. Roy, a top police official. Pradeep Indulkar, a senior official at the Maharashtra state Home Ministry said 101 people were killed and 287 injured.

Officials said at least 6 militants had also been killed since the overnight attacks began around 9:30 p.m.

Mid-morning Thursday, police loudspeakers declared a curfew around Mumbai's landmark Taj Mahal hotel, and black-clad commandos ran into the building as fresh gunshots rang out from the area, apparently the beginning of an assault on gunmen who had taken hostages in the hotel.

source: Yahoo!

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HOROSCOPE for November 26, 2008

Posted by Wayne | Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Leo moon instigates some fun. With Mars in a fellow fire sign of Sagittarius, ideas that involve entertaining and amusement will catch quickly and burn into the evening. Later the Virgo moon takes control of the situation and we easily plan exactly how to execute all of the exciting notions that were generated through the day.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have a skill that sets you apart from the crowd. You’ll be called on to use it and are also being considered for work in a larger capacity. This is your moment to shine.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’re drawn to activities that don’t interest the people around you. Your needs are different from those of your friends and neighbors. Give yourself permission to be an original.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You know when to make a big deal over little details, like the accomplishments of children, the words you choose when you greet people and the side dishes you prepare for dinner. Your attention cheers all.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Much depends on other people knowing about your talent, so get the word out. Show people how to view you, highlight your strengths and frame your accomplishments in the best possible light.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Though others think you’re terrific as you are, there are many areas in which you’d like to improve. Narrow your focus. Chose just one goal and stay with it until you feel a change.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (NOV. 26). You are struck with brilliant ideas. Share your unique viewpoint. Your contribution will be an asset to others. In December you learn who really digs your style. Socially you are in demand through the winter. A new client in April improves your financial bottom line. You’ll be appreciating wilderness in June. Capricorn and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 21, 4, 39, 17 and 10.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When the gossip mill gets churning, it creates a kind of suction. Stay your distance so that you don’t get slurped into a nasty and negative conversation. And if you must chime in, inject something positive.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have reserves of physical strength to tap into for that extra push at the gym or to handle the heavy lifting at work. Just don’t forget the warm-up and cool-down that your muscles need before and after activity.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 19). You see so much around you that could be better, and many of your ideas would work if they were enthusiastically applied. Getting others to hear you as a supporter and not a critic will be key.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re happy when others are recognized for their accomplishments. Really you are. Only perhaps a little less happy than you are trying to appear. It’s natural to have pangs of jealousy, and they will soon subside.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It’s important to keep moving forward and ironically that involves looking back. People you used to know pop into your mind and you wonder whether this might be a good time to get back in touch.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The work that’s in front of you is not your favorite. You might actually have physical symptoms regarding this, like just looking at it makes you super tired. Get it over with quickly so you can go back to being your happy self.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You get a power surge this afternoon and will truly feel that you can do anything, especially that one thing you’ve been worrying about all week. Take it on! You’re invincible!

YOUR LEO MOON LOVE MANTRA: The last quarter Leo moon encourages you to hold a positive thought for your love life. Leo rules the heart and at this time it’s important to honor your heart’s purpose. Here is your Leo love mantra. ARIES: I don’t have to do anything more than be open to love and it comes to me. TAURUS: My love is a rare and luxurious gift that I give only to worthy partners. GEMINI: I naturally gravitate toward the people who understand and appreciate me. CANCER: I don’t have to be tough; my vulnerability is loveable. LEO: I lavish others in attention and richly deserve all the attention I get in return. VIRGO: I enjoy every pleasurable romantic experience I create. LIBRA: I trust myself to make the right decisions in my personal life. SCORPIO: I am loved as I see and reflect the truth. SAGITTARIUS: I can always find something thrilling in a relationship. CAPRICORN: I surrender to the ride of romance. AQUARIUS: I can take it from friendship to love whenever I want to. PISCES: What is for my own best and highest good is also for the best and highest good to those I love.

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The Winners of the 2008 American Music Awards

Posted by Wayne | Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The much awaited American Music Awards (AMA) 2008 was concluded Sunday night, November 23, 2008 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles as hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and Kathleen Battle performed “Superwoman”; Sarah McLachlan and Pink performed “In the Arms of An Angel”; Kanye West performed “Heartless”; The Pussycat Dolls performed a medley of their hits; Beyonce performed “Single Ladies”; and the Jonas Brothers performed “Tonight.”

Other performers include Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and a surprise appearance of Justin Timberlake.

Here is the complete list of winners and nominees for the 2008 American Music Awards :


Favorite male artist
Chris Brown (Winner)
Kid Rock

Favorite female artist
Mariah Carey
Alicia Keys
Rihanna (Winner)

Favorite band, duo or group
Daughtry (Winner)

Favorite album
Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Eagles - Long Road Out of Eden
Alicia Keys - As I Am (Winner)


Favorite male artist
Garth Brooks
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley (Winner)

Favorite female artist
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift (Winner)
Carrie Underwood

Favorite band, duo or group
Brooks & Dunn
Rascal Flatts (Winner)

Favorite album
Garth Brooks - The Ultimate Hits
Rascal Flatts - Still Feels Good
Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride (Winner)


Favorite male artist
Flo Rida
Lil Wayne
Kanye West (Winner)

Favorite band, duo or group
G Unit
Three 6 Mafia (Winner)
Wu-Tang Clan

Favorite album
Jay-Z - American Gangster
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
Kayne West - Graduation (Winner)


Favorite male artist
Chris Brown (Winner)
J. Holiday

Favorite female artist
Mary J. Blige
Alicia Keys
Rihanna (Winner)

Favorite album
Mary J. Blige - Growing Pains
Mariah Carey - E=MC2
Alicia Keys - As I Am (Winner)


Favorite album
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Winner)
Mamma Mia!


Favorite artist
Foo Fighters
Linkin Park (Winner)


Favorite artist
Jordin Sparks (Winner)


Favorite artist
Enrique Iglesias (Winner)
Wisin Y Yandel


Favorite artist
Casting Crowns
Third Day (Winner)


Colbie Caillat
Flo Rida
Jonas Brothers (Winner)


Lil Wayne (Winner)
Chris Brown
Alicia Keys

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The AMAs red carpet was a sea of shimmering singers and celebrities. Beaded gowns were the night's dominant trend bringing more sparkle to the show than a platinum record. Breaking down music awards fashion can be a difficult to task (though not nearly as perplexing as Christina Aguilera's bangs). Different rules apply to the red carpet. We expect more outlandish styles and certain celebs are so extreme that they don't warrant a fashion critique (T-Pain, we're looking at you).

So here's our list of the AMAs fashion hits and misses.

Taylor Swift is currently on our fashion favorites list. She rocked the red carpet in yet another silvery gown -- this time in a short and sassy number.

Those adorable Jonas Brothers looked super sleek in suits by Ralph Lauren. We love their complimentary, but never matchy-matchy style.

Julianne Hough gets props for making us forget her Barbie doll styling at the CMAs two weeks ago. She showed up in a much more modern and adorable white dress with gold gladiator sandals.

Miley Cyrus spent her sweet 16 at the AMAs rocking the red carpet. Her gold and black minidress by Marchesa was on trend, modern, age-appropriate and our favorite look of the night.

In a suit jacket, ill-fitting jeans, and a nonsensical pair of combat boots, Jamie Foxx made us long for his more conservative Oscar appearances.

Singer Colbie Caillat hit the red carpet in a green number that looked like something you'd skim off the top of a pond. The color and texture of the dress were all wrong and it seemed to be especially ill-fitting.

Oh Rihanna, we love your unconventional, inspired funkiness, but sometimes you get lost in alljavascript:void(0) that '80s-influenced fashion. The gloves, the oversized earrings, the ruffles, the deconstructed skirt ... you had us but you lost us.

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7 Anti-aging Super Foods

Posted by Wayne | Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I already have the exercise part down, so on my quest for a fountain of youth I’m paying more attention to research on how to eat to age healthfully. The best information I’ve found? 7 anti-aging super foods and recipes to enjoy them in, from Peter Jaret’s James Beard Foundation award-winning article in EatingWell Magazine, “The Search for the Anti-Aging Diet.”

Read on to find out more about the 7 foods to keep you young:

The Kuna people of the San Blas islands, off the coast of Panama, have a rate of heart disease that is nine times less than that of mainland Panamanians. The reason? The Kuna drink plenty of a beverage made with generous proportions of cocoa, which is unusually rich in flavanols that help preserve the healthy function of blood vessels. Maintaining youthful blood vessels lowers risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.

Get sweet satisfaction in seconds with delicious chocolate recipes, such as Chocolate & Nut Butter Bites (which include two of the 7 anti-aging super foods!):

Chocolate & Nut Butter Bites

8 1/4-ounce squares of bittersweet chocolate
4 teaspoons almond, cashew or pistachio butter

Top each chocolate square with 1/2 teaspoon nut butter of your choice (almond, cashew, pistachio). Two sandwiches make one serving.

Per serving: 79 calories; 6 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 12 mg sodium; 20 mg potassium. What you get: Magnesium, copper, chromium. 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving. Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat.

In a landmark study published in 1999, researchers at Tufts University’s Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging fed rats blueberry extract for a period of time that in “rat lives” is equivalent to 10 human years. These rats outperformed rats fed regular chow on tests of balance and coordination when they reached old age. Compounds in blueberries (and other berries) mitigate inflammation and oxidative damage, which are associated with age-related deficits in memory and motor function. Eat more blueberries with healthy blueberry recipes.

Thirty years ago, researchers began to study why the native Inuits of Alaska were remarkably free of heart disease. The reason, scientists now think, is the extraordinary amount of fish they consume. Fish is an abundant source of omega-3 fats, which help prevent cholesterol buildup in arteries and protect against abnormal heart rhythms. Eat some tonight with a healthy fish recipe.

Studies of Seventh-Day Adventists (a religious denomination that emphasizes healthy living and a vegetarian diet) show that those who eat nuts gain, on average, an extra two and a half years. Nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats, so they offer benefits similar to those associated with olive oil. They’re also concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals and other phytochemicals, including antioxidants.

Drinking alcohol in moderation protects against heart disease, diabetes and age-related memory loss. Any kind of alcoholic beverage seems to provide such benefits, but red wine has been the focus of much of the research. Red wine contains resveratrol, a compound that likely contributes to its benefits-and, according to animal studies, may activate genes that slow cellular aging.

Olive Oil
Four decades ago, researchers from the Seven Countries Study concluded that the monounsaturated fats in olive oil were largely responsible for the low rates of heart disease and cancer on the Greek island of Crete. Now we know that olive oil also contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that may help prevent age-related diseases.

In the 1970s, Soviet Georgia was rumored to have more centenarians per capita than any other country. Reports at the time claimed that the secret of their long lives was yogurt, a food ubiquitous in their diets. While the age-defying powers of yogurt never have been proved directly, yogurt is rich in calcium, which helps stave off osteoporosis and contains “good bacteria” that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness.

By Michelle Edelbaum

Michelle is the associate editor of interactive for EatingWell Media Group. In between editing and writing,
she enjoys sampling the tasty results of the easy, healthy recipes that the EatingWell Test Kitchen cooks are working on.

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Wholesome Britney Is Back!

Posted by Wayne | Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Britney Spears appears finally to have put her much-publicized breakdown behind her after landing the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

The pop princess strikes a wholesome pose in jeans and T-shirt on the front of the latest issue of the prestigious US publication.

Harking back to her pre-meltdown image as an innocent all-American girl, the photograph cements what has been a remarkable comeback for the troubled Toxic singer.

With a recent number one US single, Womanizer, and new album Circus out next month, Britney looks to have travelled a long way since she removed her hair with electric clippers in full view of the paparazzi in February 2007.

The 26-year-old was spotted leaving LAX airport in California yesterday, accompanied by her protective father Jamie, who held a hand over the star’s mouth to prevent her from talking to photographers.

Britney was catching a flight to Germany, before she then goes to France and finally England for a promotional tour of her single, Womanizer.

In London, she will make a live appearance on reality show The X Factor on Saturday.
Britney’s appearance comes after Mariah Carey and Will Young appeared on recent Saturdays, mentoring the contestants.

The X Factor episode will mark Britney’s first UK television performance for five years.

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RED MOBILE - Newest Prepaid Network

Posted by Wayne | Tuesday, November 25, 2008

red mobile is the newest prepaid network in the country today, and is powered by the nation-widest 3G network. We are committed to delivering the best rates through our lowest per minute call rates and affordable text/mms rates.

Why pay more for unlimited that only frustrates you with spotty signals, dropped calls and choppy conversations? red mobile’s P0.50 per minute offer (even if it is just the amount left on the subscriber’s account), ensures an undisrupted, clear and good-to-the-last-drop calls.

Our Network
Powered by a countrywide 3G network, red mobile is available nationwide. 3G allows us to give you clearer calls, better signals, and even better value for money service.

Our Corporate Profile
red mobile is offered to you by Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprise, Inc (CURE) – a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines.

FAQS about red mobile :

1. What is red mobile?
- red mobile is the newest prepaid network in the country that is powered by 3G. With red mobile, you get to enjoy the lowest per minute call rates and affordable text/MMS rates! (red mobile to red mobile)

2. What are the benefits of using red mobile?
- With red mobile, you will get to enjoy the following:

+ Lowest per minute call rate at P0.50 per minute (red mobile to red mobile)
+ Country wide 3G coverage
+ Affordable load denominations
+ Load that you can use to the last P0.50

3. What are the minimum requirements for me to enjoy red mobile services?
- To enjoy red mobile services, you will need the following:

+ a red mobile SIM
+ a 3G handset
- please ensure that the network settings on your 3G handset is set on 3G / Dual mode or UMTS mode (if UMTS option is available)

4. How much is a red mobile SIM?
- A red mobile sim is only P39 (SRP)
5. Does my red mobile SIM come with free load?
- Your red mobile sim is pre-loaded with P10 load, so you can instantly enjoy 20 minutes worth of calls when you buy a red mobile SIM
6. How many contacts and messages can I store in my red mobile SIM?
- You can store up to 250 contacts and up to 30 messages in your red mobile SIM

7. Will my red mobile SIM work with a 2G handset?
- No, you won’t be able to use a red mobile SIM with a regular 2G handset. Since red mobile is powered by 3G, the red mobile SIM is only compatible with a 3G handset and 3G signal

8. Do I need to configure 3G settings on my red mobile phone?
- You will need to set the network settings on your 3G handset to 3G / Dual mode or UMTS mode (if UMTS option is available) in order to use your red mobile SIM.
- To enjoy 3G services (ie: mobile internet) and MMS services, please activate your 3G / MMS settings by texting RED(space) to 9969

9. How will I know if 3G signal is available?
- Your signal indicator on your 3G handset will flash “3G” when 3G signal is available

More FAQS at red mobile

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Super Sports Car Launched by Audi

Posted by Wayne | Sunday, November 23, 2008

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Top 10 Tips to Stay Energized All Day

Posted by Wayne | Sunday, November 23, 2008

1. Start the day right. Yes, that means breakfast. Combine a whole grain with fruit, skim dairy, or soy milk, and even add some lean protein to the mix to sustain energy levels throughout the morning. Cooked oatmeal with yogurt and a banana or Lite Mueslix with soy milk and blueberries are good choices.

2. Have a mid-morning snack. Combine a protein and a carbohydrate. It is fine to be hungry mid-morning, so honor your hunger and give your body fuel when it is asking for it. Try yogurt with a peach, low fat string cheese with an apple, or cottage cheese and grapes.

3. Eat lunch on time. Don't push back lunch until you are ravenous. Instead, eat your mid-day fuel right on time to keep your blood glucose levels nice and steady.

4. Boost your mental energy. Nature's nutrition for the brain are omega-3 fatty acids. Add light tuna or salmon to your lunchtime food choices, in addition to walnuts, tofu, and canola oil. Healthy fats keep you feeling full for a longer period of time, so add small amounts to meals and snacks. Some good choices include avocado and almonds.

5. Start the day with moderate caffeine levels and keep caffeine intake modest. While it does increase mental energy, too much caffeine may lead to energy highs and then lows, and can interfere with quality sleep.

6. Limit processed foods high in sugar. Avoid the office candy jar, treats, and vending machine whenever possible. Processed foods do not provide sustained energy and can result in low-energy moments during the day.

7. Consume foods high in folate. Higher levels of blood folate have been associated with faster and better thought processing. Good sources include lentils, chickpeas, black beans, asparagus, broccoli, avocado, and orange juice. Also important are vitamins B6, found in bananas and spinach, and B12, found in lean proteins and skim dairy products.

8. Have an afternoon snack. If dinner is late or if you have an evening workout scheduled, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat yogurt provide energizing carbohydrates.

9. Consume complex carbohydrates that contain fiber. The fiber allows the carbohydrates to be released more slowly, providing sustained energy. Opt for whole grain bread, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, and whole grain cereals.

10. Stay hydrated. About two-thirds of our body is water, and dehydration can contribute to reduced energy levels. About 80% of the fluid we consume comes from the fluids we drink, and the other 20% comes from foods. Always drink when you are thirsty, and have water available during the day to hydrate regularly.

By: Monique Ryan, MS, RD

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So it goes!

Posted by Wayne | Sunday, November 23, 2008

One of my friends wrote this article and I decided to post it here since it really did touch my heart and somehow enlightened me reading it. This article is all about the reality in working abroad. Actually, he is working abroad most of his life. Here it is:

So it Goes!
by: pao

There seems to be a common denominator for all the cultures of the world. No matter how you have been good in doing your work, just make one mistake, and all the good work you have done will be trashed away.

People tend to magnify mistakes and error, and if you are a foreigner, expect the locals to multiply it tenfold. Knowing this, it adds to the pressure of being as tagged as the “Bagong Bayani” of the Philippines. You have to very cautious of your every move. For you know, you are only secured with your work as long as you perform correctly. Well, can’t blame the Employers, that’s the very main reason why they have hired foreigners, it is easier to manage, just like a toilet paper, once it served its purpose, just flush it down with all your shit. They just can’t do that with their fellowmen, or their courting lawsuits.

This thing reinforces my idea of loyalty, that is to my stomach. I have already developed the radar of knowing a sinking ship, and the ability to jump to a better ship once there is an opportunity. For me, they have already served their purpose ^_^.

How I wish I could apply the same principle to my personal life. But no matter how I try! I always fail. Somehow I realized that yes! I will fail, for work and one’s personal self operates on different level.

For work, you know there are no strings attached, its just work, a means to get money to spend to live. There will be a good Employer but it do helps that you know that they are hiring you because of your services, and once that services is not needed anymore, then you are a goner. Simple as that. Easy to accept.

Personal relationship does not operate that way. Whether it started with a firm ground rules, you are just not so sure how would it turn out. And then life goes on!

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